Thursday, 16 October 2014

Sights and scenes: Macedonia

Bitola, Macedonia
26 Sept 2014 | From Mitchell of Netherlands

I met Mitchell through Postcrossing when he randomly got my address and sent me a postcard. He sent me a 'Zwarte Piet' postcard. We became friends and kept in-touch online. I got this postcard from him during his trip to Macedonia with his father. He described Macedonia as a beautiful and fascinating country. Macedonia is dotted with beautiful Orthodox churches, monasteries, and Ottoman mosques. He also enjoyed exploring the old towns and nature. Macedonia remains one of Europe’s last undiscovered countries: a natural paradise of mountains, lakes and rivers, where life moves to a different rhythm, amidst the sprawling grandeur of rich historical ruins and idyllic villages that have remained practically unchanged for centuries.

Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of Macedonia. The city is an administrative, cultural, industrial, commercial, and educational centre. It has been known since the Ottoman period as "the city of the consuls", since many European countries have consulates in Bitola. 

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